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Clorindo Testa (1923-2013)Subscription

By Vanessa Bell

Architect to the National Library of the Argentine Republic and the Bank of London in Buenos Aires, the fanciful Clorindo Testa is a mainstay of modern Argentine architecture

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Spaces of encounter: the performative art of readingSubscription

By Ethel Baraona Pohl, César Reyes Nájera

The founders of dpr-barcelona argue that books are powerful generators of public space

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Volumes of words: the architecture of the pageSubscription

By Hannah Gregory

Reciprocities between text and architecture open up new ways of reading

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Join us for a sneak peek behind the scenes of this month's special issueSubscription

Meet the AR at magCulture in London on Thursday 24 January to find out more about our long illustrious history

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Hong Kong West Kowloon Station by Andrew Bromberg at AedasSubscription

By Jeremy Melvin

Published with support from Aedas: passengers emerge through the new Hong Kong West Kowloon Station from all parts of China to be welcomed into Hong Kong’s spectacular cityscape. The views are from the roof which adds a new dimension to Hong Kong’s public realm. Main photography by Edmund Sumner

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Temples of ignorance: boundaries blur between book collections and the buildings that house them Subscription

By Maarten Delbeke, Emma Letizia Jones

As building and as metaphor – from the civic space of the library to Giulio Camillo’s ‘theatre of memory’, architecture plays a crucial part in the structuring and disposition of knowledge 

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Entries open for AR House 2019Subscription

Now in its tenth year, The Architectural Review is seeking the most innovative and creative houses in the world – enter the AR House awards now

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Square the circle: Green Square Library in Sydney, Australia by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart ArchitectureSubscription

By Andrew Mackenzie

AR Library Winner: unconventional but uncompromising, Stewart Hollenstein’s Green Square development offers far more than the typical library

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The open book: The Pinch, Shuanghe village, China by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / the University of Hong KongSubscription

By Matthew Priestman

AR Library Highly Commended: community needs, the role of the public domain and disaster relief all coalesce in The Pinch, an imaginative timber structure by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin of the University of Hong Kong

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All in the mound: Maya Somaiya Library in Kopargaon, India, by Sameep Padora + AssociatesSubscription

By A Srivathsan

AR Library Highly Commended: in the Maya Somaiya Library, the constraints of the site paved the way for invention

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Urban grain: NRW Landesarchiv in Duisburg, Germany, by O&O BaukunstSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

AR Library Commended: rising from the carapace of an old granary, NRW Landesarchiv is both a tombstone for the Ruhr’s industrial age and a monument to our need to remember

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Shelf life: CTLES extension, Bussy-Saint-Georges, France, by Antonini DarmonSubscription

By Andrew Ayers

AR Library Commended: Antonini Darmon’s extension to the storage facility for Paris’s educational libraries both increases and futureproofs the space

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AR Library shortlistSubscription

A shortlist of 15 exciting and creative libraries and other buildings for books from across the world has been selected by our panel of judges including Clare Wright, Giancarlo Mazzanti and Demetri Porphyrios

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Triple Dutch: while the Superdutch play abroad, what's happening at home? Subscription

3 December, 2018 By Hans Ibelings

In reaction to the international fame-chasing of the Superdutch, some architects at home are refocusing on architecture’s essence while others are redefining the role of the architect entirely

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Zero tolerance: Amsterdam, the cradle of capitalismSubscription

28 November, 2018 By Alex Raúl

Despite a historical culture of tolerance, the Netherlands is also guilty of oppression. With the global rise of the far right, perhaps it is time for Amsterdam to reassert its liberal values

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Nature nurtured: Carla Juaçaba Studio, BrazilSubscription

Carla Juaçaba exploits lush settings to the full, deploying abundant glazing, simple lines and deftly orchestrating light

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Hides of industry: Johansen Skovsted, DenmarkSubscription

Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter are increasingly drawn to post-industrial rural sites where they can deploy wider regeneration initiatives

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Rites of passage: Yu Momoeda Architecture Office, JapanSubscription

Poetic sensibility married to a burgeoning ceremonial theme distinguish recent projects by Yu Momoeda Architecture Office 

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Oenological restorative: Aulets Arquitectes, SpainSubscription

Preoccupied with the preservation of the architectural culture of Mallorca, Aulets learn from the simple structures of their namesake to create sustainable and contextual local architecture 

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Hungry for change: cities don't feed themselvesSubscription

By Carolyn Steel

For thousands of years food has shaped civilisation, but with the swelling of the world’s megacities, how can we avoid eating ourselves to death? 

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Beyond its middle-class suburban origins, the dinner party has challenged perceptions and catalysed art movements

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Farewell to architecture: contrasts and common ground in Flanders and WalloniaSubscription

By Christophe Van Gerrewey

Two opposing approaches, one breaking with the past, the other honouring it, characterise the architecture of Flanders and Wallonia respectively

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Magnificent Belgium: a country without a labelSubscription

By Jonathan Meades

Jonathan Meades celebrates Belgium’s art, food, cities, and above all else, its magnificent suburbanism